Where is God? How can I connect with the Divine?
And what is the point in connecting anyway?
These questions are not about a white-bearded father figure who towers high above the clouds, but about the subtle force that is greater than every thing and which doesn‘t fit into the parameters of human logic and physical mechanics. The benevolent and powerful intelligence in the universe, which you may suspect exists, or which you may already know and are guided by in your life. We can call it also pure (or divine) consciousness.
The thing is that our connection with supreme source is a normal state of being. It is our inherent birthright. That it is forgotten, doubted and questioned, or seen and sold as something special, just shows how misguided humans are.
Most people live within a fog of limiting beliefs and concepts, based on ancestral, social and religious conditioning, which rule out the possibility of having a divine connection with ease and grace. In addition to this, a numbed nervous system due to an unhealthy lifestyle and lifefocus adds to the dilemma of feeling disconnected. And when the ability to perceive supreme source is blocked, naturally most people doubt its existence (let alone recognise that ‘god’ is in everything and everyone!). Apart from not knowing how to re-activate and finetune their inner perception antennae, they do not even consider it. Continue reading
In this post I stick again to my own experience, do not quote other sources or generalise my insights as valid truths for other beings. Therefore I won’t begin with ‘we’, but ‘me’.
Over the years I have learned that I am much more than what my rational mind and five senses try to make me belief. The intellect is helpful as a tool to plan, organise, finetune and implement ideas, but every time I re-member aspects of my soul and spirit, and the vastness of existence, a set of rather different antennae of perception is in charge. To give you an example (natural / unaided meditation):
Outside the Universe: The below image is my digital sketch of what I got to see during a meditation, several years ago. I was in a realm that felt like the edge of the Universe. I entered a vacuum-like space – empty yet in terms of consciousness it is ‘pure potentiality’ – and moved towards the rim of a funnel-like shape. Looking from the edge into the funnel I saw a huge deep space opening in which I found the entire Universe with galaxies and star systems. Upon diving in and focusing closer, I saw planets and also Earth, but only as super-tiny far-away dots.
From the vast infinite stillness outside the Universe happened a swift shift and move into my bone fibres. Suddenly my awareness travelled through them as if they were colonnades or a promenade.
Getting stretched between macro and micro, and guided within a frequency that allows those extremes was on the challenging side, especially for the physical body. Breathing was difficult. Body felt not adequate, too small and dense, and got parked.
Accepting and holding this space and the contrasts, eventually lead me to an inner state of void, yet it felt as if the Universe was in my heart. Like pure infinity and potentiality in me. And me in it.
I would also like to share an episode from a comprehensive experience in unity consciousness (a decade ago). The inner pictures I received were breathtakingly beautiful, incredibly clear and powerful. I bathed in feelings of unlimited reason-less joy, love and witnessed the non-stop flow of creativity. It felt like roaming existence on the wings of pure consciousness. I remember how I observed the inner revelation and unfoldment in awe and open mouthed. And then, after this trance-like state, it was really hard to endure the lack of adequate media for expressing what I had discovered. No language, no sound, no picture could convey my experience.
inner void in the awakening
This post is inspired by the ‘intensely tranquil’ inner world of a handful of women who live between Europe and Asia. These women have been purifying themselves spiritually for many years (through sadhana and healing work) and are now in a state of neutral inner silence.
They describe it also as an inner emptiness, an introverted state of being without any wishes or interests, yet awake and present, and connected to nature. They are in a deep quietude and have no impulse to do something, no attachments, no emotions or desires. They feel free from the common object-subject-separations and good-vs-bad-judgements, and have zero resonance with the usual identification models (both the secular and the spiritual). Continue reading